Book Launch: Echoes from Hawaiki by Jennifer Cattermole

Thursday, 20th June 2024 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

University Book Shop Otago

Jennifer Cattermole, University Book Shop Otago and Otago University Press warmly invite you to the launch of Echoes from Hawaiki: The origins and development of Māori and Moriori musical instruments by Jennifer Cattermole.

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Echoes from Hawaiki is a comprehensive account of taonga pūoro ancestral musical traditions and instrument-playing techniques.
In this thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated book, Jennifer Cattermole traces the origins and development of taonga pūoro, the stories they carry and how they connect present-day iwi with ancestral knowledge and traditions. She shows how traditional Māori and Moriori musical instruments have developed in response to available materials and evolving cultural needs, from their ancestral origins through the suppression of their use in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Aotearoa New Zealand, to their revival in the present day.
An essential resource for all who are interested in taonga pūoro as treasured objects and as voices through time and place.

Jennifer Cattermole is an Associate Professor at the University of Otago. She is one of Aotearoa’s leading ethnomusicologists with a particular interest in Māori, Moriori and Pacific Island music. She is passionate about taonga pūoro and is an experienced player, maker and educator.

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